El Salvador: Not Just Laws, But Concrete Actions

Beyond the new laws to promote domestic and foreign investment, the government must demonstrate the existence of legal security in El Salvador.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

An article in Diario El Mundo reports that "The reform package that the government recently introduced to encourage domestic and foreign investment in the country, yesterday received the backing of the business association although they say there is still a lot to be do done."

"Javier Siman, president of the Salvadoran Association of Industrialists of El Salvador (ASI), views the government initiative as "positive", considering that the new reforms were submitted to consultation with the industry."

"We have always said that we will not be content with these laws alone to solve the problem of trust and the issue of legal security", said Siman.

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